In 1832, tens of thousands of people demonstrated and celebrated for freedom and civil rights in front of the ruins of Hambach Castle as part of the German democracy movement. The surrounding vineyards provide a spectacular backdrop to this historic site.
The German Wine Route
One of Germany’s most famous wine routes runs through the Palatinate region. This 85-kilometer scenic route will take you past picturesque vineyards and allow you to visit wine villages, wineries and seasonal wine taverns where you can purchase bottles of wine directly from the producers.
Palatinate forest huts
The best way to explore Germany’s largest contiguous forest area, Palatinate Forest, is by hiking through it. It’s a good thing we have a dense network of more than 100 staffed hiking huts where you can stop off when your feet get tired.
Rhineland-Palatinate is home to all three of Germany’s imperial cathedrals, but if you only have time for one, check out the one in Speyer. It’s the largest preserved Romanesque church in the world and a landmark of superlatives in other ways as well, so it’s no surprise that it is UNESCO World Heritage.